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Hospital Trust Breached Health and Safety Law Over Staff Face Masks, HSE Finds

Some workers at a hospital where a radiographer died after contracting COVID-19 did not get adequate help in fitting their face masks properly, an investigation has found. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation was launched after radiographer Simon Guest, who worked at Furness General Hospital in Barrow, Cumbria, died […]

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Effectiveness of mRNA BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine up to 6 months in a large integrated health system in the USA: a retrospective cohort study

Background Vaccine effectiveness studies have not differentiated the effect of the delta (B.1.617.2) variant and potential waning immunity in observed reductions in effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 infections. We aimed to evaluate overall and variant-specific effectiveness of BNT162b2 (tozinameran, Pfizer–BioNTech) against SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19-related hospital admissions by time since vaccination among […]

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

7 Vaccines Approved for Use by WHO Moderna mRNA-1273 This vaccine is approved. Approved in 76 countries 30 trials in 2 countries Approval Source: who.int  RNA Pfizer/BioNTech BNT162b2 This vaccine is approved. Approved in 103 countries 37 trials in 2 countries Approval Source: who.int  RNA Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Ad26.COV2.S This vaccine is approved. Approved in 75 […]

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FDA Advisors Vote to Recommend Moderna Boosters

A panel of experts that advises the FDA on vaccine decisions voted unanimously Thursday to approve booster doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. The 19 members of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted to authorize a 50-milligram dose — half the dose used in the primary series […]

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